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April 29th, 2012

Kevin’s Korner: Paulbot Mania, Caucus Fixes, and Bullying Christians

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. Have you ever considered any real freedoms? Freedoms from the opinion of others…even the opinions of yourself?

It’s been another entertaining week with the Paulbots. Some of the cult members are still deluded into thinking Ron Paul won the Iowa Caucus vote. They honestly believe that Paul somehow he got screwed by the eight “missing” precincts. Hilarious. Ron Paul trailed Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney by 3,800 votes. 212 people voted in the eight precincts that did not turn in the Form E. So any which way you slice it, Dr. Paul came in a distant third in Iowa, by 3,800 votes  … Santorum got screwed. Paul didn’t.

One of the many Paulbot clowns who tried to crash the Polk GOP convention was yelling and cursing at Polk GOP Co-Chair Dave Funk after Tuesday’s central committee meeting. The Bot claimed those who did not let him in “wasted” his entire day. Something tells me he was already wasted

When I explained to the Bot that its against state law to seat a delegate who was not elected at the caucus, he still argued he should have been seated and said the law shouldn’t matter … Yep, those “constitutional conservative” Paulbots sure are smarter than the rest of us. Just ask them …

For the record, there is a big difference between a Ron Paul supporter and a Paulbot. The Bots are those with the inability to think for themselves. They hold Ron Paul up as a god, do everything their fellow cult members tell them, and basically share the same brain with the rest of the group. They also believe there is a conspiracy in everything

Diana Burkhalter”, if that is her real name, is a frequent TIR commenter. She is a good example of a non-Paulbot Ron Paul supporter. She’s misguided in her political views, but still able to use logic and reason. She even occasionally calls out the Paulbots on their lunacy, for which she deserves kudos …

I must be a glutton for punishment. As if the Republican District Conventions were not agonizing enough, I attended a Democrat District Convention on Saturday. A report on that tomorrow, with snark aplenty …

New GOP State Central Committee member Jamie Johnson proposed an idea about future caucuses. In the case of a close finish, like we experienced this year, the winner would not be announced until 72 hours later, after the vote is certified  …

This sounds good on paper, but there’s glaring one problem … If the Republican Party of Iowa couldn’t certify all the votes in two weeks, how are they going to do it in three days? … It’s not RPI’s fault. There are too many crusty, old county chairs and precinct leaders who don’t pay enough attention to detail to get things right … For this to work, the system requires a dramatic overhaul.

I agree with Craig Robinson that it’s time to get rid of the Ames Straw Poll. It’s a fun event and raises a lot of $$$ for RPI, but the Straw Poll has worn out its usefulness … Michele Bachmann won it, then finished sixth in the caucus. And Tim Pawlenty probably would have become a frontrunner at some point if he had not bet everything on the Straw Poll. I mean, everyone else grabbed the lead at some point. T-Paw was due. Eventually …

The goal is to save our First-in-the-Nation status. That is vital for Iowa’s economy and prestige. The Straw Poll lets us be first in the nation twice. The other states are not going to put up with it much longer … Binding some of the delegates is also a good idea.

The “Choose Life” license plates are now available here in Iowa. I’d like to see the state blanketed with these. Pick one up today. Click here for all the info …  Now if we could just get our Governor and our legislature to choose life.

President Obama’s handpicked anti-bullying expert decided it was OK to bully high school kids because they are Christians. Dan Savage went on an anti-Christian rant in front of a national high school journalism conference. He was supposed to speak about anti-bullying. Instead, he said things like, “We can ignore all the (expletive deleted) in the Bible.” … An estimated 100 people walked out of the room during the rant. Mr. Anti-Bully’s response was to call them “pansy-assed” … So the lesson that the high schoolers learned: Don’t bully people, unless they’re Christians.

Meanwhile, as gas prices soar and the economy lags, the Obama administration’s philosophy toward gas and oil companies is to “crucify them” … This isn’t really news to anyone who sees Obama for the ultra-liberal that he is, but now we have it on video

In yet another move by Emperor Obama to subvert the will of Congress, and We the People, he has decided to give $192 million to the Palestinian Authority. That means he’s putting millions in U.S. taxpayer dollars into the hands of Hamas, a terrorist organization. Obama claimed this move is “important to the national security interests of the United States.” … Congress froze any aid to the Palestinians last September.

Finally, in what is becoming an all too regular occurrence here in the Korner, we bid farewell to another great Iowa GOP volunteer. John Kline passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday. At 70 years old, John was in incredibly good shape and an extremely energetic guy. He made thousands of phone calls in 2010 for Iowa Republicans, and did the same in 2011 for Michele Bachmann’s campaign. A true patriot, John will be missed. His funeral is Monday at 1 pm at Hamilton’s Funeral Home in Des Moines. RIP.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for dropping by. If half of an onion is black with rot, it is a rotten onion. A man is good, or he is evil.

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Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall brings almost two decades of journalistic experience to TheIowaRepublican. Starting in college as a radio broadcaster, Hall eventually became a television anchor/reporter for stations in North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa. During the 2007 caucus cycle, Hall changed careers and joined the political realm. He was the northwest Iowa field director for Fred Thompson's presidential campaign. Hall helped Terry Branstad return to the governor's office by organizing southwest Iowa for Branstad's 2010 campaign. Hall serves as a reporter/columnist for

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